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Md. Farmers Assessing Damage After Recent Cold Snap

Our recent cold snap might be measured in days, but it could linger for farmers.

04/17/2014

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Md. Withdraws Proposed Fertilizer Regulations Amid Farmers’ Concerns

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is withdrawing proposed fertilizer regulations.

11/18/2013

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Farmers Express Concern About Fertilizer Rules

Eastern Shore farmers are expressing concerns about new rules relating to how they apply poultry manure to their crops.

10/09/2013

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Md. Farmers Eye Good Growing Conditions For Corn, Soybean

Delaware and Maryland farmers are expecting bumper crops of corn and soybeans this year thanks to good growing conditions.

08/13/2013

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Native Asian Kudzu Bugs Threaten Crops In Maryland

Right on the heels of the Asian stinkbug invasion comes a new pest. This one’s called the kudzu bug. It packs a real potential for trouble.

07/26/2013

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Cover Crop Program Hits Record

It’s going to be a record year for cover crops in Maryland’s coming season.

08/30/2012

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Md. Ag Officials Encouraging Crop Insurance

Maryland agriculture officials are encouraging farmers to buy crop insurance.

08/21/2012

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Gov. O’Malley, Del. Governor Seek EPA Help With Corn Prices

The governors of Delaware and Maryland are joining an effort to persuade federal officials to ease renewable fuel standards because of a severe drought that has led to a drop in corn supplies and a corresponding increase in corn prices.

08/10/2012

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Gov. Seeks Federal Aid For 14 Drought-Stricken Counties As Crop Losses Escalate

The drought is cutting so deeply into Maryland crops, the governor is asking the federal government to declare 14 counties drought disaster zones.

08/09/2012

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Dry Conditions Threaten Crops, Brush Fires In Eastern Shore

High temperatures and low rainfall are creating problems in many parts of Maryland, from bad crops to the threat of brush fires.

07/19/2012

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Tobacco Farmers Turn Tradition For Health Benefits

Warning: The subject of this exploration will constrict your blood vessels, choke your windpipe and dispatch you to an early grave, 5 million of you a year. The most lucrative crop the Americas have ever seen, it kept the British at bay, kept the enslaved entrapped, kept Hollywood sexy. Until it didn’t anymore.

11/21/2011

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Asian Stink Bugs Damaging Md. Crops

Predictions this past spring that Asian stink bugs would have an impact on crops appear to be coming true.

08/18/2011

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